Recent Articles in Festivals

Magic Wands to Release ‘Aloha Moon’ Debut; SXSW Dates Planned

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California duo Magic Wands, who’ve dubbed their sound “lovewave”, are set to release their first full-length, Aloha Moon, on April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. Dexy and Chris Valentine, who met on MySpace, will make some key appearances at SXSW 2012 starting March 15th before their own tour starts.

10 Feb 2012 | More

Jack White: Festival Dates Confirmed

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Jack White has confirmed the first two live dates in support of his upcoming debut album Blunderbuss, out April 24 (Third Man Records/Columbia). Alabama’s Hangout Music Fest (May 18th) and Sasquatch! (May 26th) out west, in Washington…

9 Feb 2012 | More

Two Throbbing Nights of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2011 This Weekend

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According to ancient lore, a race of cephalopod humanoids have been enslaved by their two-armed humanoid brethren when Atlantis dried …Read the Rest

8 Nov 2011 | More

Liars to Curate and Play the Sonic City Festival in Belgium This Weekend

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Ah to jump on a plane and fly to Belgium tonight. Even Liars need a break once in a while, getting out of the studio to flex their musical muscles. They will be taking a break from working on their follow-up to Sisterworld to curate the Sonic City festival in De Kreun, Belgium, taking place this weekend, from October 28-30th.

28 Oct 2011 | More

Fader Fort by Fiat CMJ Weekend Lineup Announced

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Get thee to the Fader Fort this Friday and Saturday at Drive-In Studios on 18th St.’s West side to see some amazing acts by day, before you see them at their official CMJ Music Marathon 2011 showcases. Why not have some unofficial fun while the sun does shine?

17 Oct 2011 | More

What’s Down This Weekend?

What to do tomorrow:

  • Get down with The Occupation Party, presented by the Danger List folks with a swizzle hot flier made by Shepard Fairey.
  • If you’d like to instead just go and simply hear some kick ass music and drink some get down with Davila 666, Acid Baby Jesus, Sweet Tooth, Cassie Ramone and XRAY EYEBALLS at 285 Kent ave.
  • Watch some Creator stuff.
  • Never use swizzle again.

Get down with The Occupation Party, presented by the Danger List folks with a swizzle hot flier made by Shepard Fairey. Now, some have noted that this is the first “big name artist” to get behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, I guess Russell “I’ll Clean It Up” Simmons doesn’t count:

14 Oct 2011 | More

A Place to Bury Strangers Playing Inside a Miniscule Doll’s House for CMJ

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I saw them open, playing way before the Kills just a month or two ago at Terminal 5. I’ve seen them at every Brooklyn venue and that of Manhattan before that, and now, they are back again, playing to a Japanese girl’s foot-sized venue near the BQE. I guess we should applaud them for signing back to a true indie label, Dead Oceans, but how will all of us fans fit into that pinhole room?

11 Oct 2011 | More

Berlin’s o F F to Play Drop Dead Festival Showcase This September

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Maybe it was yesterday afternoon’s shocking baby quake, but we’re feeling a bit introspective for a Wednesday morning. We’d like to introduce Berlin’s moody o F F, who refer to themselves, aptly, as a “disenchanted fairytale”…

24 Aug 2011 | 2 comments | More

Northside Festival 2011: Sentimentalist Magazine Hot Picks

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The 2011 L Magazine’s annual Northside Festival may not have our faves Liars and Fucked Up firing up a Greenpoint barge park this year, but there are still dizzying amounts of amazing bands to fit in this weekend, not to mention films, panels and, if it’s your thing, comedy acts.

15 Jun 2011 | More

Afrobeta Added to The Identity Festival Lineup This August

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The synthtastic, lightning swift vocals and bass-heavy beats of Miami’s duo Afrobeta might be the quickest way to bring a little South Beach vacation vibe to you this summer.

26 May 2011 | More